Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Advocacy is empowering. Advocacy drives change. Your connections count and your story can make a difference. Advocacy is something everyone can do.

You know this because you are an MS Activist. As an MS Activist and an ambassador of activism’s value, we urge you to share this video about the importance of activism through your social media networks—on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Others in your network may realize that they too can be an MS Activist.  

Share this video, along with the message that activism is something that everyone can do and that it has a real world positive impact on people affected by MS. At the state and local levels, MS Activists are working to tackle the high cost of disease modifying therapies, to create and to preserve state income tax credits for accessible home modifications, and to strengthen accessible parking laws.

At the federal level, MS Activists have recently helped add an aggressive form of MS to the Social Security Administration’s "Compassionate Allowances Initiative" so that some people with MS can get disability benefits quicker. MS Activists also helped secure an additional $3.8 million to fund MS research through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), bringing the total amount allocated over five years to MS research through the CDMRP to more than $20 million.

Our MS Activist network is now over 70,000 strong and growing every week. Help make it even stronger by sharing this great video that features MS Activists from around the country speaking from the heart and sharing their story about what activism means to them. We are all MS Activists. Together, we will move closer to a world free of MS.

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